R+B superstar Mary J Blige was so nervous at her wedding to KENDU ISAACS last month (DEC03), she had difficulty breathing as she walked down the aisle.

The NO MORE DRAMA singer - who married record producer Isaacs on 7 December (03) at her home in Bergen County, New Jersey, in a low-key ceremony with just 50 guests - admits, despite her best attempts to stay calm, her nerves got the better of her.

Blige, who walked down the aisle to her song I'M IN LOVE, says, "When it came time to walk down the stairs and make my way down the aisle in my living room, I stopped breathing. I didn't exhale until I got in front of the pastor and Kendu took my hand. That was the most memorable part, walking down the aisle.

"Kendu and I just kept saying, 'We're married! We're married!' over and over again. And though the reality of it is still new to us, I can't imagine it being any other way."

Although Missy Elliott was invited to the ceremony, she called early on the morning of the wedding to say she couldn't make it because she doesn't like to fly alone. Rap mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS made up for his absence by telephoning the happy couple.

08/01/2004 09:34